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, so i think the mutual aid went well last night. mayor newsom: we had a number of representatives from pg&e. i will get to you in a minute because i want to talk -- bring things closer to home in the end, but mark johnson is here. i appreciate you taking the time to get out here. perhaps you can give us an update an overview, and to the extent that i understand we all understand this investigation, what you know and what you can share. >> [inaudible] i want to extend my condolences and my sympathy to all of those families that were impacted. [inaudible] basically, what we know at this point, and i think many of you have heard from various media, that there was a rush of 830- inch steel gas main transmission line that appears to be the cause of the incident. we are in the process of trying to report service both from electric as well as gas as safely and as quickly as possibly -- as we possibly can. last night we interrupted service here from a safety standpoint, working very closely in conjunction with various fire officials at the site last night. behind we have people who work throug
of this particular incident. mayor newsom: again, it is premature to perhaps discuss a response to the question, but what is your assessment in terms of the investigation? it is really difficult to say. i would expect that this is a process that will probably take several months before it is probably finally concluded, and before we have a real sense of what perhaps the actual route cause was to this particular event. i recognize there is a sense of urgency to try to better understand what caused this event, but again, we are going to work through the process with the ntsb. we are going to fully cooperate with them, and as our president of the utility indicated in some of the interviews that were conducted earlier today, to the extent that it is determined that we have liability or responsibility here, we plan to be accountable for that if in fact that is what the investigation reveals. >> montgomery street. is that for you? >> yes, this morning, we had a secondary cable failure that impacted a single customer. our secondary cable, and i use that term, operates at 120 volts or 280 votes, depend
and nonprofits are staff. mayor newsom: did you want add anything with red cross? >> thank you. san bruno is part of the bay area red cross, and, of course, the bay area red cross is housed here in san francisco. we had a pretty significant mutual aid response to our neighboring county. we had, specifically from san francisco, over 15 volunteers respond last night. we had over 125 volunteers either on site or in rows -- en route. we are staffing personnel at the various eoc's. we have said seven or eight of our emergency response vehicles to the area, and will begin damage assessment of each individual home to assess the needs of the victims of the fire. we have caseworkers who will start those interviews beginning today, and we are also sending from the six counties our disaster mental health service specialist to help out in that area. it people are concerned about the well-being of their family or friends, they can register themselves at our safe and well website, or they can call 1-800- red-cross and file their information about their concerned parties there. mayor newsom: appreciate that. yo
, and that commitment to add flights to something very positive. i think it makes sense, that someone like mayor newsom who has led the way, it is joining up with a city that has been doing it right for so long. i want you to know, in barcelona, many people see you as a good political leader for what you have done. now let me introduce to you someone from spain, someone who played an important role in city hall, in barcelona, his job as a counselor of international relations is to represent the city of barcelona throughout the world. ignacio? >> good morning. i will set a couple of words in catalan the end of the speech. mayor newsom, officials, it is a great honor to share this moment with you. on behalf of the mayor of barcelona, i would like to say this ceremony is very important and emotional for every citizen in barcelona. we share a path on certain routes. hispanic history that we can see. we admire san francisco day. during the last century's, barcelona and san francisco were considered harbor cities. for many decades we have been receiving populations from many different countries. you are in w
another leg up for another year. help us in his advocacy effort in 2010 and 2011. so, mayor newsom, thank you one more time so much. and i would like to introduce one of the faces of the people who works for me. there is a real sight to this, and it gives me great pleasure to introduce ginger, who works in archives and just celebrated her one-year anniversary with the archives. >> thanks, robert. thanks, mayor newsom. thanks, everyone, for having me here. i am a single mother, and 15 months ago, i was having to make the choice between putting food on our table and putting -- paying our electricity bill. we are one of those families that mayor newsom spoke up. this job has meant so much to me. i have added skills and accomplishments to my resume over the last year. i'm hoping to build a digital public library that is available to all schools across the nation. i am worried that what am i going to do after these funds run out -- am i going to lose my job? will i go back to where i was 15 months ago? i am also worried about the jobs at risk across the nation. unbacked thank you for having me
not spend the money fast enough. that goes to the same thing that trent and mayor newsom were saying. she said she had small business owners clamoring to take people off of the unemployment rolls. it is not left coast or east coast. it is every coast and esstate in between. >> the campaign? >> it is a collaborative campaign. we're reaching out business owner to business owners and trying to garner letters of support. this is not a handout. it is a hands up program. we believe bluntly it helps our bottom line and also our topline. we want people who have benefited to speak out and let their congress people know this is something that has to be carried forward. i am working closely with the government officials here to leverage their contacts to put our voices with theirs. mayor newsom: i did not mean to take a shot. i do not know that i did. i could have but did not. the governor is supportive. his chief of staff is a supportive of our efforts. we do have a bipartisan effort. the board of supervisors member in los angeles is a republican who trusts me and is not very supportive of a lot of
city has been a nationwide later in recycling, and mayor newsom has made it a priority to develop new recycling and composting programs, set aggressive goals, and keep us on track. without further delay, it is my pleasure to introduce mayor gavin newsom, who has some spectacular news. mayor newsom: i think this is the completion of your first week on the job. melanie was with the speaker's office doing similar work, so that we could be successful in san francisco and but in a position to make a lot of the announcements we have been making bore over the last number of years. i happen to think this is a big deal. i think that other cities across the country that struggle to deal with the issue of their diversion rates with landfills that are literally filling up, that are becoming floating regattas of landfills that are being pushed up and down rivers and across the coast and around the continent, that this represents an important milestone, the cities can think differently and act differently and do some of them substantially differently -- do something substantially differently as it
two sister cities, the father of four cities, mayor gavin newsom. [applause] >> thank you all for coming out. charlotte, matthew, the protocol team. getting you all here on the balcony in city hall. i want to welcome my friends from spain. thank you. thank you for your leadership. i want to pay particular note and complement to supervise a david campos for his hard work and tenacity and commitment to this sister city. he has been talking about this for months. i want to congratulate him on a job well done in helping to organize this and being a good steward in the process. i also want to thank --where is he? but they acknowledged supervisor bevan dufty. there is jose cisneros. we thank him for his strong support. as well come a department head, commissioners assembled. this is our 18th sister city. formally, our relationships go back to 1957. the idea behind sister cities began when then-president dwight eisenhower recognized we need to reconcile that there were agreed -- disagreement between nations coming out of world war ii and the best way to reconcile the disagreement was
will reconvene. >> welcome back to the disaster council meeting for september 10, 2010. mayor gavin newsom is joining us. this was the summary of the san francisco responds to the san bruno fire. please remember to pass the microphone to the set table when you are speaking. thank you. mayor newsom: thank you all for being here, and i appreciate the outstanding leadership represented here on this table. let me begin by recognizing the obvious or fortuitous in some respects that we had you here today under different circumstances, but nonetheless, now more difficult circumstances. i want to underscore the purpose of this disaster council was always rather self evident and oftentimes needs some elimination -- some illumination to be reminded of its importance. as much as i was reminded of the presence today, it really reinforces the contribution of the commitment to the future because there's no question that we live in interesting times, and the tragic incident of yesterday and the incident that is still unfolding today, and that will continue to impact the lives of hundreds of people and th
ready to act. mayor newsom: now back to the fundamental question. we want to start with that, and i will give pg&e an opportunity to update us in a moment, but the human element should not be lost. god forbid, grace of god go any of us to lose a loved one, to wake up and to learn of someone you care about deeply or know they have lost their life so immediately, so acutely, and so unacceptably. it is devastating, and there are people that survived in addition to those that have passed away, that survive because of a heroic work, because of extraordinary work at sanford says the general hospital, st. francis, and there burn unit, which is as good as it gets to good asucsf and kaiser -- which is as good as it gets, to folks at ucsf. several people were transported in. three were released, and we hope we will have news soon of other people getting released, but i thought i would ask dr. katz to put a face on that and highlight the great work done by you and your team. >> keeping mutual aid in county is helping one another, but -- because any county will be overwhelmed in a multiple casu
of the first on board. mayor newsom would go to the u.s. conference of mayors, and he would tell the we had this great program. my office kept getting calls. we have been talking to states and localities all over the country and really, due to the mayor's leadership, this 250,000 no. i think is largely attributed to that. robert miller, who is here, one of our early partners with jobs now, well over 150 employees -- 145 employees through jobs now. he will talk about that, but he will talk about this innovative online campaign he has got going to get this thing extended. robert miller. >> i'm director of veterinary archives, and i want to thank mayor newsom for having the fortitude, the foresight, and the temerity to stay with a program for the very beginning -- since the very beginning. he took a chance on main street. we want to take that chance on government. our first higher was in june 2009, and our last was yesterday, the last day before the door closed. we believe the program benefits both sides of main street. the employee, giving them a real job doing real work. 145 people that are
newsom, who is going to discuss what things have been going on right here in san francisco with this program. mayor newsom: thank you for your stewardship and leadership in bringing us all together. i thank all the mayors that are here and all of you for taking the time to be here. from our perspective, there are few things more important than this. at the end of the day, what we are really talking about, what we are organizing around is job creation and economic development, reducing the costs not only to government, but reducing the cost to individual businesses, large and small, that want to reduce their energy bill at the same time we advance our environmental principles and advance our collective goals. as many of you know, san francisco has a low global climate action plan. basically all that is is the formal plan that 3043 other mayors -- at 1043 other mayors have signed to robot greenhouse gas unless it -- emissions to 1990 levels by 2012. we have done that through -- in small part in terms of that reduction. that is energy efficiency. that is the low hanging fruit.
to grow. >> i want to thank mayor newsom and trend for their leadership in a program. i am the founder and leader of a small, fast-growing business that provides corporate services to 200-plus premier corporations in the bay area. in the course of business, we help them gain productivity by relieving in areas that they do, which they otherwise spend time on, and we also employed people from disadvantaged communities around the area. prior to jobs now, we had 30 employees, and we were growing very quickly. we were on a very fast trajectory. like most businesses on main street, the business literally was impacted dramatically overnight. however, despite pending orders, we were -- and we would have had to hold on to cash and maintains that. the jobs now program helped us tremendously. it had enabled us to help us continue to hire and meet demand. we currently have 12 food employees working with us now. now, they are currently mentoring other employees to follow in their footsteps. we would really like the program to continue because it would allow small business owners like myself the abi
, and the wind was blowing in our direction, so we avoided most everything like that. gavin newsom that is good, and i know all our departments are going through their personnel file. john, you mentioned you had a number of employees. anything you want to add? >> we did not check with all departments, but we are also having the department of human resources run a list of the addresses. so far, we have a list of about 24 addresses that may or may not be, so we will be reaching out to every one of those individuals as well as those the province. you may not think you have an employee who lives in san bruno, but he made. we have departments assigned here, so you will be getting a call from us. mayor newsom: animal welfare and patrol? you guys were sent out, and you have been helpful. thank you. if you could just let us know a little bit about what you have done. >> our apartment was on standby as early as 8:00 last night. we reached out to our counterparts in san mateo county, the peninsula humane society, and offered our assistance. this morning around 10:00, we got a request for help, and we sen
the direction of mayor newsom could not have worked more seamlessly. i appreciate the partnership we have with the airport and the trust the grumman has with the airport to utilize the resources from the airport to assist our neighbors in san bruno. at this time, most of the apparatus that were supporting down in san bruno have been released from the command post. as you stated, we do have a fuel unit that remains down there. the fuel unit has a capacity of approximately 1,500 gallons of unleaded fuel for the rigs that are operating down there and 2,400 gallons of diesel fuel. additionally, we have a state asset rig, emergency management #361, and we have four members staffing that rig. they are currently providing assistance right at the scene. glenview and claremont right at this time. they are assisting with some recovery effort down in san bruno at this time. as you stated last night, we had approximately 15 apparatus. 40 personnel. today, we continue to have two apparatus and six personnel. again, express our sympathies to the citizens and residents of san bruno, and also, to make su
of veterinary archives, and i want to thank mayor newsom for having the fortitude, the foresight, and the temerity to stay with a program for the very beginning -- since the very beginning. he took a chance on main street. we want to take that chance on government. our first higher was in june 2009, and our last was yesterday, the last day before the door closed. we believe the program benefits both sides of main street. the employee, giving them a real job doing real work. 145 people that are working for me are building a free, online digital library of 1 million books which will go to every school in america. it gives them pride. it gives them professional confidence, and gives them a job they can go back to their families with and make a difference in their community in terms of funding, financing, and confidence, and if america does not have the confidence to go forward on one side of wall street, how can we make the decisions that we need to? this is not a handout. this is a hand up, as far as i'm concerned. this program is fantastic. as an employer in an uncertain environme
becoming unemployed have on the city social-service is? >> two things can happen. mayor newsom: is very important. you have heard about the 99 yea'ers who will lose benefits m the federal government. they end up on county welfare rolls. those of the county assistance programs. we already saw when the unemployment debate occurred and there was still a question of the unemployment benefits being extended, you saw substantial increases, and double the number of applications on the county program. underbudgeted, subsidized by the county. two things happened. people go on the federal rolls. some may have already had experience on the rolls before and did not get the natural extension benefits. then they go on the county rose. the county has to subsidize it at a time when the counties are already financially strapped, versus a program that cost less money to keep people employed and creates economic output and sales growth. that generates more sales tax revenue and gross revenue. it has a multiplier with the stimulus. there is a physiology behind this. i am mesmerized that it is not so obviou
[applause] >> hang you, mayor newsom, and thank you for helping us achieve our 77% landfill that version rate -- thank you, mayor newsom. we need to focus our attention on achieving 0 waste by 2020. to meet our goal, we will need the continued participation of all san franciscans in the mandatory composting and recycling program, making sure that everything possible goes into the blue and green bins, and as little as possible goes into the black. as the mayor pointed out, we sent the smallest amount of material to landfills since we have been keeping records. less than 15% the year before. we are right on track, and if we keep up achieve 0 well in san francisco well before 2020. .9 waste in san francisco well before 2020. we already accomplished this lovely to a degree with bans on hard to recycle products like plastic bagszek]Ñisr and a the. there are actions globally, but change does need to happen at the state and federal level, and that is why san francisco has been supporting extended producer responsibility legislation in sacramento and washington. taxpayers and loca
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